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MBTA introduces mobile phone, online payment system

Bus| June 30, 2010
Beginning July 23, customers parking in MBTA-owned and operated lots with existing cash honor boxes will be able to pay for parking online or via phone while in their cars or once they board a train, bus or commuter boat.

Rogoff: Administration committed to public transportation

Bus| May 19, 2010
FTA chief made the remarks during a transit conference in Boston. He also asked attendees to make an honest assessment about the state of their current transit system when making financial decisions including system maintenance and system expansion.
Rail| May 5, 2010

MassDOT breaks ground on $17.4M rail project

The ARRA project will improve reliability and service for Haverhill commuter rail line customers with the installation of a double-track along the Haverhill line and improvements to the train control systems that have affected on-time performance.
Rail| April 30, 2010

MBTA subway fire forces passengers from trains

Twenty people suffered smoke inhalation from a tunnel fire that broke out Thursday evening.
Bus| April 15, 2010

MBTA fires 8 for falsifying records

GM contends the group committed a years-long scheme in which false entries were made into a maintenance tracking database, showing that 200-plus buses — more than 20-percent of the fleet — had met the required rate an inspection every 6,000 miles.
Rail| March 23, 2010

Gov. recommends new MBTA chief

The state Department of Transportation board is scheduled to vote this week on the nomination.
Bus| March 16, 2010

MBTA expecting $73M shortfall in 2011

Agency is currently restructuring available finances to limit any potential negative impacts of the shortfall on riders and taxpayers.
Bus| March 1, 2010

MBTA driver safety record shows improvement

Accident rate is the equivalent of a car driver going an average of six years between accidents — while managing 40-to-60-foot-long vehicles, constantly pulling into and out of stops, operating on congested streets, and taking care of customers inside the bus.
Rail| January 27, 2010

MBTA crime drops to lowest levels in 30 years

A total of 827 serious crimes were reported last year — 21percent fewer than 2008. The number of aggravated assaults fell from 103 to 88. There were no homicides. More than 360 million passenger trips were made on MBTA services last year.
Rail| January 14, 2010

MBTA renews commuter rail contract 2 years

The original contract with the city of Boston was signed in 2003 for five years, with three-year and two-year extension options.

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